Vanda Orchids - Transparent Lavender
By Laura Hart
Inspired by her love of orchids, Laura developed the unique glass orchid blooms by combining a number of traditional glass making techniques. Determined to emulate the delicacy and ethereal translucency of the orchid flower, Laura recreates the living structure as it forms in nature. Backlighting reveals every gossamer detail through the petal layers in a diffused spectral glow.
Each delicate bloom is hand cut, cold-worked and kiln-formed from wafer thin layers with hair-fine, flame-worked strands of glass meticulously lain in place to create subtle veining. The orchid undergoes four separate firings and interstitial cold-working before the final slump. The finished piece is then finely sandblasted and sealed to recreate the satin soft sheen of an orchid flower.
250mm (10 inches) diameter by 60mm (2.5 inches) deep.
Every bloom is unique and accompanied by a certificate of provenance.
Made to Order
Please allow at least one month for delivery.